In today's show, I interview author Carmen Leal. In this insightful episode, Carmen talks about how she found hope and purpose through the adversities that she has faced. We talk about how she discovered her passion for rescue dogs and her work and advocacy for rehoming them, connecting people with dogs and how that has helped her and people overcome mental and physical health challenges. Carmen also shares the importance of storytelling at the individual and corporate levels and how that allows companies and people to appear real, transparent and authentic. Finally, Carmen shares her advise for young Gen-Zers who want to have an impact and make a difference.